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Sioux City Council to take final vote on glass recycling Monday

Post Time:Sep 09,2013Classify:Industry NewsView:306

SIOUX CITY | The City Council on Monday is scheduled to take the final vote on ending municipal glass recycling.


The council previously gave two votes ending glass recycling as part of its solid waste contract with Gill Hauling. Residents still will be able to recycle other products.


City officials have said glass contaminates the other products, making it more difficult for an Omaha company to handle.


The city's goal is to encourage people to take soft drink, beer and wine bottles to redemption centers for the nickle-back on each item.


On Aug. 12, a representative of Kansas City-based Ripple Glass Co. offered to take the city's glass at no charge, since company trucks already travel to Le Mars, Iowa.


The council is expected to discuss the issue Monday.


In other business, the council will be asked to approve an agreement with the Iowa Department of Transportation to set up detour routes on city streets next year in connection with reconstruction of Gordon Drive as part of the Interstate 29 construction project.


The meeting is at 4 p.m. at City Hall, 405 Sixth St.


Source: http://siouxcityjournal.com/ap/lee/sioux-city-counAuthor: shangyi

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